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COLUMBUS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
Monday, April 06, 2015
6:30 P.M.
The Honorable Columbus County Commissioners met on the above stated date and at the
above stated time in the Dempsey B. Herring Courthouse Annex Building, located at 112 West
Smith Street, Whiteville, North Carolina, for the purpose of conducting their regularly scheduled
meeting on the first Monday.
COMMISSIONERS PRESENT:
APPOINTEES PRESENT:
Trent Burroughs, Chairman
Ricky Bullard, Vice Chairman
Amon E. McKenzie
James E. Prevatte
Giles E. Byrd
P. Edwin Russ
Charles T. McDowell
William S. Clark, County Manager
Mike Stephens, County Attorney
June B. Hall, Clerk to Board
Bobbie Faircloth, Finance Officer
Agenda Items #1, #2 and #3:
MEETING CALLED to ORDER, INVOCATION and
PLEDGE of ALLEGIANCE:
At 6:35 P.M., Chairman Trent Burroughs called the April 06, 2015 Columbus County Board
of Commissioners Regular Session Meeting to order. The invocation was delivered by
Commissioner Charles T. McDowell. Everyone in attendance stood and pledged Allegiance to the
Flag of the United States of America which was led by Commissioner James E. Prevatte.
Agenda Item #4:
BOARD MINUTES APPROVAL:
Commissioner McKenzie made a motion to approve the following listed minutes, as
recorded, seconded by Commissioner Russ. The motion unanimously passed.
A.
B.
C.
D.
March 09, 2015 Joint Meeting with Columbus County Schools;
March 10, 2015 Joint Meeting with Whiteville City Schools;
March 16, 2015 Regular Session Board Meeting Minutes; and
March 17, 2015 Joint Meeting with Southeastern Community College Board of Trustees.
AGENDA ADD-ON:
Our attorney has requested that we add a Closed Session to the Agenda in accordance with
N.C.G.S. § 143-318.11 (a) (3) Attorney-Client Privilege.
Commissioner Prevatte made a motion to adjust the Agenda by adding Closed Session in
accordance with N.C.G.S. § 143-318.11 (a) (3) Attorney-Client Privilege, as Agenda Item #16E,
seconded by Commissioner Byrd. The motion unanimously passed.
Agenda Item #5:
PUBLIC INPUT:
Chairman Burroughs opened the floor for public input. The following spoke.
Reverend Johnny Moore, 255 Peach Street: stated the following:
1.
I have been here once before around February 02, 2015, to talk to the Commissioners about
a road;
2.
I am here inquiring about the road to see how long it will take because I have not heard
anything; and
3.
The cars are getting messed up and all, and I am here to see how long it will take for the
grant to get approved.
Discussion was conducted relative to locating funds for this and at this time, no funds have
been located.
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Agenda Item #6:
PROCLAMATION
PROCLAMATION:
-
The
WEEK
of
the YOUNG CHILD
Selena Rowell requested Board approval and adoption of the following The Week of the
Young Child Proclamation.
THE WEEK of the YOUNG CHILD
PROCLAMATION
by the COLUMBUS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
WHEREAS, the Columbus County Partnership for Children (Smart Start) and
other local organizations, in conjunction with the National Association for the Education of
Young Children, are celebrating The Week of the Young Child, April 12 through
April 18, 2015; and
WHEREAS, these organizations are working to improve early learning opportunities,
including early literacy programs, that can provide a foundation of learning for children in
Columbus County, North Carolina; and
WHEREAS, teachers and others who make a difference in the lives of young children
in Columbus County, North Carolina deserve thanks and recognition; and
WHEREAS, public policies that support early learning for all young children are
crucial to young children’s futures.
NOW, THEREFORE, we, the Columbus County Board of Commissioners,
Whiteville, North Carolina, do hereby proclaim April 12 through April 18, 2015, as The
Week of the Young Child in Columbus County, and encourage all citizens to work to
make a good investment in early childhood in our community.
APPROVED and ADOPTED this the 6thth day of April, 2015.
COLUMBUS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
/s/ TRENT BURROUGHS, Chairman
ATTESTED BY:
/s/ JUNE B. HALL, Clerk to Board
Commissioner Byrd made a motion to approve and adopt the Week of the Young Child
Proclamation, seconded by Commissioner Prevatte. The motion unanimously passed.
Agenda Item #7:
FIRE and RESCUE - OLD DOCK / CYPRESS CREEK VOLUNTEER
FIRE DEPARTMENT and AUXILIARY:
Chief Edwin Ezzell requested a Public Hearing be set on May 18, 2015 for the purpose to
extend fire service and insurance district. (A time needs to be set.)
Commissioner Byrd made a motion to establish a public hearing on May 18, 2015, at 6:00
P.M., for Old Dock/Cypress Creek Volunteer Fire Department and Auxiliary, seconded by
Commissioner McDowell. The motion unanimously passed.
Agenda Item #8:
SOIL and WATER CONSERVATION - REQUEST for BUDGET
WORKSHOP:
Edward E. Davis, Soil and Water Director, requested a Beaver Management Program
Workshop be set for April 20, 2015, at 6:00 P.M.
Commissioner Prevatte made a motion to set a Beaver Management Program Workshop for
May 04, 2015, at 6:00 P.M., seconded by Vice Chairman Bullard. The motion unanimously passed.
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Agenda Item #9:
M.I.S. - DEPARTMENTAL UPDATE:
Alan James, M.I.S. Director, delivered the following departmental update to the Board.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
I have been working on a topic I discussed with you at my last departmental update;
We have been experiencing e-mail ups and downs;
I have been looking at having our e-mail hosted outside if it would be cost effective;
The cheapest hosting of e-mail that I found was $2.00 per month, per user and the annual
cost was $15,000; and
We elected to keep our own e-mail in house and bought a new server for $3,000, and we
have to buy new software every year.
Agenda Item #10:
HEALTH - COUNTY HEALTH RANKINGS:
Kimberly L. Smith, Health Director, presented the following review of the 2015 County
Health Rankings.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
The bad news is, for the 6th year in a row, we are still number one hundred (100) out of the
one hundred (100) counties
The good news is, that in the health behaviors, which is your adult smoking, adult obesity,
physical inactivity, access to exercise opportunities, excessive drinking, alcohol impaired
driving deaths, sexually transmitted diseases and teen births, for the last three (3) years, we
have started to trend up;
In 2013, we ranked 85, in 2014, we ranked 79 and this year, we ranked 67;
Physical environment is where they measure the air pollution and any water drinking
violations, housing issues and they measure your work commute;
We have ranked, since 2014, 92 to 89; and
We are improving.
Agenda Item #11:
FINANCE - AUDIT CONTRACT:
Bobbie Faircloth, Finance Director, requested Board approval of the Contract to Audit
Accounts for fiscal year end June 30, 2015.
Commissioner McDowell made a motion to approve the Contract to Audit Accounts for
fiscal year end June 30, 2015, at the cost of twenty-seven thousand, seven hundred fifty and 00/100
($27,750.00) dollars, with Thompson, Price, Scott Adams and Company, PA, seconded by
Commissioner Prevatte. The motion unanimously passed. A copy of this document will be marked
as Exhibit “A”, and will be kept in the Minute Book Attachments, Book Number 5, in the Clerk to
the Board’s Office, for review.
Agenda Item #12:
FINANCE - AWARD of BANKING SERVICE:
Bobbie Faircloth, Finance Director, requested the award of banking service from the
following Bank RFP Analyzation.
Bank
Earning
Credits Rate
used to
offset fees
Interest
Rate
Offered
Service Fees
Safety
Deposit
Box
Purchasing
Cards
On-Line
Services
Remote
Deposit
First Citizens
None
Based upon
the rate at the
Federal
Reserve for
the prior
week-Current
Rate is
0.12%
See Attached
Yes
Not at this
time
Yes
Yes
BB&T*
0.50%
0..15%
Estimated $4,832.91 t
monthly, based upon
volume-Offering Earned
Credit Rate to offset some
of the fees - Estimated
fees per month would
then be $1,236.83
Yes
Yes Rebate
money .50%
on spending
per year
Yes
Yes
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First Bank
1.00%
0.05%
Earned Credit Rate used
to offset fees
Yes
1.25 reward
points for
every $1
spent - no
annual fee
Yes
Yes
*The interest rate offered is on a money market saving account.
After discussion was conducted, and based on the recommendation of Bobbie Faircloth,
Commissioner Prevatte made a recommendation to award the banking service to BB&T, seconded
by Commissioner McKenzie. The motion unanimously passed.
Agenda Item #13:
PROCLAMATION - SPRING LITTER SWEEP 2015 by the COUNTY
of COLUMBUS:
Danny Fowler, Solid Waste Director, requested Board approval and adoption of the
following Spring Litter Sweep 2015 by the County of Columbus.
SPRING LITTER SWEEP 2015
by the COUNTY OF COLUMBUS
A PROCLAMATION
WHEREAS, the County of Columbus annually organizes a spring countywide roadside cleanup to
ensure clean and beautiful roads in Columbus County; and
WHEREAS, the Spring 2015“LITTER SWEEP” roadside cleanup will take place April 18 through
May 02, 2015, and we encourage local governments and communities, civic and professional groups,
businesses churches, schools, families and individual citizens to participate in the Columbus County cleanup
by sponsoring and organizing local roadside cleanups; and
WHEREAS,
Adopt-A-Highway volunteers, Columbus County employees, Department of
Correction inmates and community service workers, community leaders, local government agencies,
community and civic organizations, businesses, churches, schools and environmentally concerned citizens
conduct annual local cleanups during “LITTER SWEEP” and may receive certificates of appreciation for
their participation; and
WHEREAS, the great natural beauty of our County and a clean environment are sources of great
pride for all Columbus Countians, attracting tourists and aiding in recruiting new industries; and
W HEREAS, the cleanup will increase awareness of the need for cleaner roadsides, emphasize the
importance of not littering and encourage recycling of solid wastes; and
WHEREAS, the Spring 2015 LITTER SWEEP cleanup will celebrate the 26th anniversary of the
North Carolina Adopt-A-Highway Program and its 5,750 volunteer groups that donate their labor and time
year round to keep our roadsides clean; and
WHEREAS, the “LITTER SWEEP” cleanup will be a part of educating the children of this Great
County regarding the importance of a clean environment to the quality of life in Columbus County.
NOW, THEREFORE, we, the Columbus County Board of Commissioners, do hereby proclaim
April 18 through M ay 02, 2015, as “SPRING LITTER SWEEP” time in Columbus County, the Litter
Sweep Roadside Cleanup Day be scheduled for Saturday, April 25, 2015, and encourage citizens to take an
active role in making their communities cleaner.
APPROVED and ADOPTED this 6th day of April, 2015.
COLUMBUS COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
/s/ TRENT BURROUGHS, Chairman
ATTESTED BY:
/s/ JUNE B. HALL, Clerk to Board
Commissioner Byrd made a motion to approve and adopt the Spring Litter Sweep 2015 by
the County of Columbus, seconded by Commissioner McKenzie. The motion unanimously passed.
RECESS REGULAR SESSION and enter into COMBINATION MEETING of COLUMBUS
COUNTY WATER and SEWER DISTRICTS I, II, III, IV and V BOARD MEETING:
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At 7:01 P.M., Commissioner McKenzie made a motion to recess Regular Session and enter
into a combination meeting of Columbus County Water and Sewer Districts I, II, III, IV and V
Board, seconded by Vice Chairman Bullard. The motion unanimously passed.
Agenda Item #14:
COLUMBUS COUNTY WATER and SEWER DISTRICTS I, II, III, IV
and V - APPROVAL of BOARD MEETING MINUTES:
March 16, 2015 Combination Meeting of Columbus County Water and Sewer Districts I,
II, III, IV and V Board Meeting (5 sets)
This information will be recorded in Minute Book Number 2 for Columbus County Water
and Sewer Districts I and II, and Book Number 1 for Columbus County Water and Sewer Districts
III, IV and V.
ADJOURN COMBINATION MEETING of COLUMBUS COUNTY WATER and SEWER
DISTRICTS I, II, III, IV and V BOARD MEETING:
At 7:02 P.M., Commissioner McDowell made a motion to adjourn the combination meeting
of Columbus County Water and Sewer Districts I, II, III, IV and V Board, seconded by Vice
Chairman Bullard. The motion unanimously passed.
Agenda Item #15:
CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS:
Vice Chairman Bullard made a motion to approve the following Consent Agenda Items,
seconded by Commissioner McDowell. The motion unanimously passed.
A.
Budget Amendments:
TYPE
ACCOUNT
DETAILS
Expenditures
10-6120-550010
Non-Capital Outlay
2,500
Revenues
10-3612-440040
BEMC Grant
2,500
Expenditures
10-5161-531100
Comm Disease Travel
167
Revenues
10-3510-430057
Communicable Disease State
167
Expenditures
10-5192-519000
BCCP Professional Services
2,550
Revenues
10-3510-430050
BCCP State Funding
2,550
Expenditures
10-5180-512100
Environmental Health Salaries
5,102
Revenues
10-3510-430060
Environmental State Funds
5,102
B.
Tax Refunds and Releases:
Property Value
Clay, Melinda
PROPERTY: 85900
Value: $63,900.00
Year: 13-14
Account:
07-02131
Release value of D/W. Repoed in 2013. Release Columbus Rescue(14.96)
Property Value
Freeman, Ernie D.
Value: $200.00
Year: 2014
Release S/W Sold to Merrell Freeman.
AMOUNT
Amount:
Total:
Bill#: 99999
Amount:
PROPERTY: 77141
Account:
14-05064
Total:
Bill#: 71499
$596.85
$829.81
$27.15
$245.15
Amount:
$1,227.99
Property Value
MCMullen Maria & Felix
PROPERTY: 00000
Total:
$3,722.45
Value: $12,160.00
Year: 05-14
Account:
05-00931
Bill#: 99999
Release value of S/W. Never purchased this one S/W. Release North Whiteville(181.07) release Whiteville
Rescue(30.94)
release Water II (192.59) release late list (111.68)
Amount:
$0.00
Refund
Taylor, Joyce L. c/o Col. County Tax Office PROPERTY: 13849
Total:
$218.00
Value: $0.00
Year: 2014
Account:
07-17883
Bill#: 99372
Refund user fee. M/H not set up.
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Refunds
Palm Rentals LLC
Value: $0.00
Year: 2014
Refund user fee. 1 rental vacant.
Amount:
PROPERTY: 10541
Account:
06-00546
Total:
Bill#: 89216
$0.00
$131.00
Amount:
$24.95
Refunds
Paul L Bullard
PROPERTY: 29954
Total:
$29.76
Value: $0.00
Year: 2014
Account:
16-02263
Bill#: 62691
Refund portion of value on property overpaid. ½ owned by Ricky Bullard and he paid entire amount in lieu
of ½. Refund
Cerro Gordo Fire(3.10) refund Columbus Rescue(.62) refund Water District II (1.09)
Amount:
$50.72
Refunds
Phillips, John Wayne
PROPERTY: 18095
Total:
$51.98
Value: $6,300.00
Year: 2014
Account:
10-13440
Bill#: 89906
Refund value of 2009 Stingray. SC has proof of slip and taxes. Refund Columbus Rescue(1.26)
Amount:
$0.00
User Fee
Bordeaux, Willie J. & Joyce S.
PROPERTY: 88154
Total:
$218.00
Value: $0.00
Year: 2014
Account:
01-01909
Bill#: 60945
Release user fee. Dwelling vacant.
User Fee
Amount:
$0.00
Brown, Jean V.
PROPERTY: 77550
Total:
$218.00
Value: $0.00
Year: 2014
Account:
11-04021
Bill#: 61984
Release user fee. Dwelling vacant. Can picked up 11/29/07
Amount:
$0.00
User Fee
Caines, Edgar D. (Jr)
Value: $0.00
Year: 2014
Release user fee. Has commercial hauler.
PROPERTY: 23750
Account:
13-06343
Total:
Bill#: 63504
User Fee
Duncan, John Farron & Patricia
PROPERTY: 88365
Value: $0.00
Year: 2014
Account:
07-03651
Release user fee. Dwelling vacant. Can picked up 9/11/06
Amount:
User Fee
Enzor, Dwayne L.
Value: $0.00
Year: 2014
Release user fee. Dwelling vacant.
Amount:
User Fee
Enzor, Dwayne L.
Value: $0.00
Year: 2014
Release user fee. Dwelling vacant.
User Fee
Enzor, Lawrence "Bill"
Value: $0.00
Year: 2014
Release user fee. Dwelling vacant.
User Fee
Freeman, Clifford
Value: $0.00
Year: 2014
Release user fee. Dwelling vacant.
PROPERTY: 84001
Account:
16-00406
Total:
Bill#: 68433
Total:
Bill#: 69384
Amount:
PROPERTY: 17582
Account:
10-03233
Total:
Bill#: 69382
Amount:
PROPERTY: 18301
Account:
10-00358
Total:
Bill#: 69421
Amount:
PROPERTY: 28266
Account:
15-14621
User Fee
Freeman, Henry Wells & Ellease
PROPERTY: 19100
Value: $0.00
Year: 2014
Account:
11-01005
Release user fee. Can picked up 11/18/11 Dwelling vacant.
User Fee
George, Sharon
PROPERTY: 26522
Value: $0.00
Year: 12-14
Account:
14-03348
Release user fee. Dwelling vacant. Burned inside.
User Fee
Gore, Danny Ferrell & Emory Diane
PROPERTY: 6997
Value: $0.00
Year: 2014
Account:
03-02009
Release user fee. Dwelling vacant.
Total:
Bill#: 71453
Amount:
Total:
Bill#: 71538
Amount:
$436.00
$0.00
$218.00
$0.00
$218.00
$0.00
$218.00
$0.00
$131.00
$0.00
$218.00
$0.00
$212.68
$0.00
Total:
Bill#: 99999
$654.00
Amount:
Total:
Bill#: 73246
$0.00
$218.00
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User Fee
Greater Morning Star Apostolic Church
Value: $0.00
Year: 2014
Release user fee. Dwelling vacant.
Amount:
PROPERTY: 00000
Account:
18-03348
Total:
Bill#: 6217
$0.00
$218.00
Amount:
$135.00
User Fee
Malpass, Olivia Ann
PROPERTY: 00000
Total:
$376.47
Value: $0.00
Year: 2014
Account:
15-02966
Bill#: 83817
Release user fee. DBL. Act#15-01215. Release Acme Delco(20.12) release Columbus Rescue(3.35)
User Fee
Amount:
$0.00
McPherson, John Phillip (II) & Carolyn
PROPERTY: 6202
Total:
$393.00
Value: $0.00
Year: 2014
Account:
01-02365
Bill#: 85745
Release user fee. 3 apartments vacant.
Amount:
$0.00
User Fee
Melvin, Terry Wayne
Value: $0.00
Year: 13-14
Release user fee. D/W is vacant.
User Fee
Nance, W Morris
Value: $0.00
Year: 2014
Release user fee. Dwelling vacant.
User Fee
Nobles, Claris G & Deborah Graham
Value: $0.00
Year: 2014
Release user fee. 2 dwellings vacant.
User Fee
Nobles, Sabrina E.
Value: $0.00
Year: 2014
Release user fee. Dwelling vacant.
PROPERTY: 75413
Account:
09-00227
Total:
Bill#: 99999
Amount:
PROPERTY: 21945
Account:
12-20460
Total:
Bill#: 87850
Amount:
PROPERTY: 1999
Account:
01-00361
Total:
Bill#: 88260
Amount:
PROPERTY: 00000
Account:
13-01325
Total:
Bill#: 88426
User Fee
Norris, Debbie F.
PROPERTY: 83063
Value: $0.00
Year: 2014
Account:
03-16981
Release user fee. Dwelling vacant. Can picked up 1/24/11
User Fee
Patrick Larry Ray (Sr) & Deborah Sue
PROPERTY: 75699
Value: $0.00
Year: 2014
Account:
04-00058
Release user fee. Dwelling vacant.
Amount:
User Fee
Powell, Alaine Gore
Value: $0.00
Year: 2014
Release user fee. Has commercial hauler.
Amount:
User Fee
Powell, Robert Lee (Jr) & Bonita
Value: $0.00
Year: 2014
Release user fee. Dwelling vacant.
User Fee
Spaulding, John Henry (Heirs)
Value: $0.00
Year: 2014
Release user fee. Dwelling vacant.
PROPERTY: 88252
Account:
16-03244
Account:
15-30620
PROPERTY: 27168
14-15600
$0.00
$262.00
$0.00
$218.00
$0.00
Amount:
Total:
Bill#: 89499
$0.00
$218.00
Total:
Bill#: 90484
Total:
Bill#: 90796
Total:
Bill#: 97042
User Fee
Vaught, Ophelia (Heirs)
PROPERTY: 18368
Value: $0.00
Year: 2014
Account:
10-17520
Release user fee. Vacant per Town of Fair Bluff.
Amount:
User Fee
Williams, Justin c/o Bennie Charles Wiliams PROPERTY: 00000
Value: $0.00
Year: 2014
Account:
09-03706
Release user fee. Dwelling vacant.
Amount:
.
$218.00
$218.00
Amount:
Account:
$0.00
Total:
Bill#: 88538
Amount:
PROPERTY: 81376
$436.00
Total:
Bill#: 1146
Total:
Bill#: 4207
$0.00
$218.00
$0.00
$218.00
$0.00
$218.00
$0.00
$131.00
$0.00
$218.00
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Agenda Item #16:
COMMENTS:
Chairman Burroughs opened the floor for comments. The following spoke.
B.
Board of Commissioners:
1.
Amon McKenzie: stated the following:
a.
Danny, how many projects do we have going on at this time?;
Danny Fowler: Two (2), the Hallsboro Project and the Prison Camp Road
Project;
b.
Do you have any proposals or petitions?
Danny Fowler: I have got several areas where they have petitioned if they
can find the money We have several areas with enough people, but we
don’t have the money.
c.
We do have a priority list (Southwood, Silverspoon Road and Ice Plant
Road;
d.
How is the Interconnect Project?
Danny Fowler: It is coming along good, but we are not finished yet.
2.
Vice Chairman Bullard: Congratulations to Shannon. Thank you and you are
doing a good job.
3.
Commissioner McDowell: stated the following:
a.
I would like to congratulate Shannon; and
b.
We need to decide on the chairs.
4.
Commissioner Russ: stated the following:
a.
Are there any vending areas in the new Courthouse?;
b.
In the jury box, there are seventeen (17) seats on a twenty-six (26) foot
bench, and that is not enough;
c.
If the benches go all the way to the wall, there will be no standing room in
the courthouse;
d.
The helicopter is taking away from the two (2) EMS Transport Services;
5.
Commissioner McDowell: stated the following:
a.
We have an Air Link now that operates during bad weather; and
b.
I think that Air Link is taking away from Columbus County and the reason
some of the services are going out of business.
Kay Worley: The helicopter serves Bladen and Columbus County.
6.
Commissioner Prevatte: stated the following:
a.
I had a meeting of the Public Education Steering Committee on March 18,
2015;
b.
Basically, we have six (6) legislative goals that pertain to public
education;
c.
At this meeting, we were addressed by Bill Colby, Chairman of the State
Board of Education;
d.
Due to the rural divide, we are a low tier county;
e.
We have lost positions due to charter schools;
f.
It was stated that we were getting twenty-seven (27%) percent of the
lottery funds, and it turned out that we are only getting eighteen (18%);
g.
As of 2014, Columbus County has received twenty-four ($24M) million
dollars of lottery funds;
h.
The people have been deceived on the lottery funds, and need to view this
brochure on lottery funds; and
I.
We need to talk to our General Assembly representatives about the lottery
funds.
7.
Chairman Burroughs: I have received a letter bearing date of March 30, 2015,
from the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners stating they were
returning some of the surplus money they had, and were sending one thousand,
three hundred fifty-six and 00/100 ($1,356.00) dollars to Columbus County.
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C.
8.
Commissioner McKenzie: I have recently found out that the Chaplain position at
the hospital has been cut out, and I would like to have someone to call the
hospital and request to have this position reinstated.
9.
Chairman Burroughs: stated the following:
a.
Some time back, we had no water in our district. What went on Danny?;
and
Danny Fowler: this happened due to not having a SCADA system.
b.
Congratulations to Shannon.
County Manager (William Clark): stated the following:
a.
Just a reminder that our Board Retreat is on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at 8:30
A.M., at Southeastern Community College; and
b.
If you have additional concerns about the historic courthouse, please notify me
and I will discuss these concerns with the architect.
AGENDA ADD-ON:
RECESS REGULAR SESSION and enter into CLOSED SESSION in ACCORDANCE
with N.C.G.S. § 143-318.11 (a) (3) ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE:
At 7:39 P.M., Commissioner McKenzie made a motion to recess Regular Session and
enter into Closed Session in accordance with N.C.G.S. § 143-318.11 (a) (3) Attorney-Client
Privilege, seconded by Commissioner Byrd. The motion unanimously passed.
E.
CLOSED SESSION in ACCORDANCE with N.C.G.S. § 143-318.11 (a) (3)
ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE:
No official action taken.
ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION and RESUME REGULAR SESSION:
At 8:07 P.M., Commissioner Prevatte made a motion to adjourn Closed Session and
resume Regular Session, seconded by Commissioner Byrd. The motion unanimously passed.
READING and APPROVAL of CLOSED SESSION GENERAL ACCOUNT:
Chairman Burroughs requested that Michael Stephens, County Attorney, orally read the
Closed Session General Account. Mr. Stephens orally read the following: “The county attorney
informed the Board of Commissioners the status of the pending lawsuit involving CAIA, R.J.
Corman Railroad Company and Interstate Railroad Committee”.
MOTION:
Commissioner McDowell made a motion to give the County Attorney the authority to act
or re-act to any legal action by the Carolina Southern Railroad, their lawyers, or others, seconded
by Vice Chairman Bullard. The motion unanimously passed.
Agenda Item #17:
ADJOURNMENT:
At 8:09 P.M., Commissioner McDowell made a motion to adjourn, seconded by
Commissioner McKenzie. The motion unanimously passed.
APPROVED:
____________________________
JUNE B. HALL, Clerk to Board
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TRENT BURROUGHS, Chairman
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COLUMBUS COUNTY WATER and SEWER DISTRICTS I, II, III, IV AND V
COMBINATION BOARD MEETING
Monday, April 06, 2015
7:01 P.M.
The Honorable Columbus County Commissioners met on the above stated date and at the
above stated time in the Dempsey B. Herring Courthouse Annex Building, located at 112 West
Smith Street, Whiteville, North Carolina, to act as the Columbus County Water and Sewer District
I Board.
COMMISSIONERS PRESENT:
Trent Burroughs, Chairman
Ricky Bullard, Vice-Chairman
Amon E. McKenzie
James E. Prevatte
Giles E. Byrd
P. Edwin Russ
Charles T. McDowell
APPOINTEES PRESENT:
William S. Clark, County Manager
Mike Stephens, County Attorney
Bobbie Faircloth, Finance Officer
June B. Hall, Clerk to Board
MEETING CALLED TO ORDER:
At 7:01 P.M., Chairman Trent Burroughs called the combination meeting of Columbus
County Water and Sewer Districts I, II, III, IV and V Board Meeting to order.
Agenda Item #14:
COLUMBUS COUNTY WATER and SEWER DISTRICTS I, II, III, IV
and V - APPROVAL of BOARD MEETING MINUTES:
March 16, 2015 Combination Meeting of Columbus County Water and Sewer Districts I,
II, III, IV and V Board Meeting (5 sets)
Commissioner McKenzie made a motion to approve the Columbus County Water and Sewer
District I Board Meeting Minutes, as recorded, seconded by Vice Chairman Bullard. The motion
unanimously passed.
ADJOURNMENT:
At 7:02 P.M., Commissioner McDowell made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Vice
Chairman Bullard. The motion unanimously passed.
APPROVED:
___________________________
JUNE B. HALL, Clerk to Board
_______________________________
TRENT BURROUGHS, Chairman
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COLUMBUS COUNTY WATER and SEWER DISTRICTS I, II, III, IV AND V
COMBINATION BOARD MEETING
Monday, April 06, 2015
7:01 P.M.
The Honorable Columbus County Commissioners met on the above stated date and at the
above stated time in the Dempsey B. Herring Courthouse Annex Building, located at 112 West
Smith Street, Whiteville, North Carolina, to act as the Columbus County Water and Sewer District
II Board.
COMMISSIONERS PRESENT:
Trent Burroughs, Chairman
Ricky Bullard, Vice-Chairman
Amon E. McKenzie
James E. Prevatte
Giles E. Byrd
P. Edwin Russ
Charles T. McDowell
APPOINTEES PRESENT:
William S. Clark, County Manager
Mike Stephens, County Attorney
Bobbie Faircloth, Finance Officer
June B. Hall, Clerk to Board
MEETING CALLED TO ORDER:
At 7:01 P.M., Chairman Trent Burroughs called the combination meeting of Columbus
County Water and Sewer Districts I, II, III, IV and V Board Meeting to order.
Agenda Item #14:
COLUMBUS COUNTY WATER and SEWER DISTRICTS I, II, III, IV
and V - APPROVAL of BOARD MEETING MINUTES:
March 16, 2015 Combination Meeting of Columbus County Water and Sewer Districts I,
II, III, IV and V Board Meeting (5 sets)
Commissioner McKenzie made a motion to approve the Columbus County Water and Sewer
District II Board Meeting Minutes, as recorded, seconded by Vice Chairman Bullard. The motion
unanimously passed.
ADJOURNMENT:
At 7:02 P.M., Commissioner McDowell made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Vice
Chairman Bullard. The motion unanimously passed.
APPROVED:
___________________________
JUNE B. HALL, Clerk to Board
_______________________________
TRENT BURROUGHS, Chairman
558
COLUMBUS COUNTY WATER and SEWER DISTRICTS I, II, III, IV AND V
COMBINATION BOARD MEETING
Monday, April 06, 2015
7:01 P.M.
The Honorable Columbus County Commissioners met on the above stated date and at the
above stated time in the Dempsey B. Herring Courthouse Annex Building, located at 112 West
Smith Street, Whiteville, North Carolina, to act as the Columbus County Water and Sewer District
III Board.
COMMISSIONERS PRESENT:
Trent Burroughs, Chairman
Ricky Bullard, Vice-Chairman
Amon E. McKenzie
James E. Prevatte
Giles E. Byrd
P. Edwin Russ
Charles T. McDowell
APPOINTEES PRESENT:
William S. Clark, County Manager
Mike Stephens, County Attorney
Bobbie Faircloth, Finance Officer
June B. Hall, Clerk to Board
MEETING CALLED TO ORDER:
At 7:01 P.M., Chairman Trent Burroughs called the combination meeting of Columbus
County Water and Sewer Districts I, II, III, IV and V Board Meeting to order.
Agenda Item #14:
COLUMBUS COUNTY WATER and SEWER DISTRICTS I, II, III, IV
and V - APPROVAL of BOARD MEETING MINUTES:
March 16, 2015 Combination Meeting of Columbus County Water and Sewer Districts I,
II, III, IV and V Board Meeting (5 sets)
Commissioner McKenzie made a motion to approve the Columbus County Water and Sewer
District III Board Meeting Minutes, as recorded, seconded by Vice Chairman Bullard. The motion
unanimously passed.
ADJOURNMENT:
At 7:02 P.M., Commissioner McDowell made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Vice
Chairman Bullard. The motion unanimously passed.
APPROVED:
___________________________
JUNE B. HALL, Clerk to Board
_______________________________
TRENT BURROUGHS, Chairman
654
COLUMBUS COUNTY WATER and SEWER DISTRICTS I, II, III, IV AND V
COMBINATION BOARD MEETING
Monday, April 06, 2015
7:01 P.M.
The Honorable Columbus County Commissioners met on the above stated date and at the
above stated time in the Dempsey B. Herring Courthouse Annex Building, located at 112 West
Smith Street, Whiteville, North Carolina, to act as the Columbus County Water and Sewer District
IV Board.
COMMISSIONERS PRESENT:
Trent Burroughs, Chairman
Ricky Bullard, Vice-Chairman
Amon E. McKenzie
James E. Prevatte
Giles E. Byrd
P. Edwin Russ
Charles T. McDowell
APPOINTEES PRESENT:
William S. Clark, County Manager
Mike Stephens, County Attorney
Bobbie Faircloth, Finance Officer
June B. Hall, Clerk to Board
MEETING CALLED TO ORDER:
At 7:01 P.M., Chairman Trent Burroughs called the combination meeting of Columbus
County Water and Sewer Districts I, II, III, IV and V Board Meeting to order.
Agenda Item #14:
COLUMBUS COUNTY WATER and SEWER DISTRICTS I, II, III, IV
and V - APPROVAL of BOARD MEETING MINUTES:
March 16, 2015 Combination Meeting of Columbus County Water and Sewer Districts I,
II, III, IV and V Board Meeting (5 sets)
Commissioner McKenzie made a motion to approve the Columbus County Water and Sewer
District IV Board Meeting Minutes, as recorded, seconded by Vice Chairman Bullard. The motion
unanimously passed.
ADJOURNMENT:
At 7:02 P.M., Commissioner McDowell made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Vice
Chairman Bullard. The motion unanimously passed.
APPROVED:
___________________________
JUNE B. HALL, Clerk to Board
_______________________________
TRENT BURROUGHS, Chairman
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COLUMBUS COUNTY WATER and SEWER DISTRICTS I, II, III, IV AND V
COMBINATION BOARD MEETING
Monday, April 06, 2015
7:01 P.M.
The Honorable Columbus County Commissioners met on the above stated date and at the
above stated time in the Dempsey B. Herring Courthouse Annex Building, located at 112 West
Smith Street, Whiteville, North Carolina, to act as the Columbus County Water and Sewer District
V Board.
COMMISSIONERS PRESENT:
Trent Burroughs, Chairman
Ricky Bullard, Vice-Chairman
Amon E. McKenzie
James E. Prevatte
Giles E. Byrd
P. Edwin Russ
Charles T. McDowell
APPOINTEES PRESENT:
William S. Clark, County Manager
Mike Stephens, County Attorney
Bobbie Faircloth, Finance Officer
June B. Hall, Clerk to Board
MEETING CALLED TO ORDER:
At 7:01 P.M., Chairman Trent Burroughs called the combination meeting of Columbus
County Water and Sewer Districts I, II, III, IV and V Board Meeting to order.
Agenda Item #14:
COLUMBUS COUNTY WATER and SEWER DISTRICTS I, II, III, IV
and V - APPROVAL of BOARD MEETING MINUTES:
March 16, 2015 Combination Meeting of Columbus County Water and Sewer Districts I,
II, III, IV and V Board Meeting (5 sets)
Commissioner McKenzie made a motion to approve the Columbus County Water and Sewer
District V Board Meeting Minutes, as recorded, seconded by Vice Chairman Bullard. The motion
unanimously passed.
ADJOURNMENT:
At 7:02 P.M., Commissioner McDowell made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Vice
Chairman Bullard. The motion unanimously passed.
APPROVED:
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JUNE B. HALL, Clerk to Board
_______________________________
TRENT BURROUGHS, Chairman
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